Perfect Love

We all want love and need love.  Why does this seem so difficult to give and receive?  The answer…is in this Sunday’s sermon!
Actually I will give you two hints.  Hint #1:  We are selfish and sinful.  Therefore it is beyond our natural ability to give and receive perfect love.
Hint #2:  God is love.  He is the only one able to give perfect love.
Okay, so now you know the main ideas for Sunday.  But I have a lot more in store on this subject this Sunday as I will preach from 1 John 4:13-21 on "Perfect Love."
This past Sunday I preached on "Loving those in the Church," from 1 John 4:7-12.  I believe this is a key to church health, church growth, evangelism, and maturity.
I have attached the outline from this past Sunday’s message.
I have a vision that White Branch will be known around the area as a church where people can be loved.
Tonight (Tuesday) Leadership Team meeting is at 7 pm at Bill and Melody Bowman’s.
Thursday Bible Study on Genesis 18-19 will also be at Bill and Melody Bowman’s.
The last Saturday of the month, March 26th, there will be a men’s prayer breakfast followed by a seminar on technology by Dustin Chew.
Hope you can join us and bring a friend.
God Bless,
Brian Mackie
Sunday March 13, 2011 Sermon Outline:

Livin’ the Mission:
“Loving Those in the Church”
Verses: 1 John 4:7-12
To make Jesus Christ known, loved and obeyed.                        
 (White Branch Mission Statement)
Spiritual Maturity is becoming more like Jesus.
Second to family, loving those in the church is the most important group of people for us to love.
John 13:34-35, 1 John 4:7-12
5 Ways to Love those in the Church
#1 Show Up Hebrews 10:24-25
#2 Use Your Spiritual Gifts and Talents to serve the Church
1 Peter 4:8-11
#3 Speak to build others up (including other churches)
Ephesians 4:29,
#4 Forgive those who have wronged you
Ephesians 4:32
#5 Think of the others’ needs and preferences above your own
Ephesians 5:21, Romans 12:3-4, Philippians 2:1-5, John 17:20-23,
When Christians love Christians we show the world Jesus.                
1 John 4:11-12


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